AirVenture Approaches

AirVenture Approaches

AirVenture Approaches

July 1, 2019 By Kreisha Ballantyne
With AirVenture Australia fast approaching, AOPA Australia's KREISHA BALLANTYNE takes a look at what's coming.
AirVenture Australia will be held at Parkes Regional Airport NSW on Friday 20 – Sunday 22 September. AirVenture Australia’s Director, David Young, has announced a partnership formed with Global Aviation...

AirVenture Australia will be held at Parkes Regional Airport NSW on Friday 20 – Sunday 22 September.

AirVenture Australia’s Director, David Young, has announced a partnership formed with Global Aviation Products that will see a Bushcat Aircraft built during AirVenture Australia in Parkes. The project will see 25 students from schools in Parkes and surrounding areas with an interest in STEM and aviation careers being selected to build the aircraft.

Errol Van Rensburg of Global Aviation Products, the distributor of the Bushcat aircraft, said, “not only will the build give students a firsthand look at what is involved in building an aircraft, it will also show the community and aviators alike, just how easy it is to build your own aircraft and get involved in aviation, for not much more than the cost of a new car”.

The aircraft is intended to be raffled with tickets available in the lead up to and during the event, with the winner being drawn and announced at Airventure Australia.

In addition to the careers and STEM expo, the event will encompass its usual educational and trade exhibits allowing visitors to come learn about the latest safety initiatives, techniques, products and services available in the industry.

The event’s format will alter slightly this year and will run from Friday through to Sunday, with an airshow on Sunday and a twilight session on Friday evening. The event will also encompass flying displays at the conclusion of each day.

Parkes Shire Airport Committee Chairperson Cr. Alan Ward said he was pleased that AirVenture Australia approached Parkes to host this exciting event and hopes to see it grow and develop in Parkes.

“Parkes’ central location and Council’s vast experience in hosting major events will ensure the success of AirVenture Australia over the coming years at Parkes Regional Airport. Parkes airport already enjoys strong recognition in aviation circles and the public have also fully supported air displays at the airport previously. Hosting major events such as AirVenture Australia in Parkes all adds up to building a robust and diverse visitor economy for the Shire” said Cr. Ward.

For more information about AirVenture Australia, visit www.airventureaustralia.com.au



 

Kreisha Ballantyne

Kreisha’s experience across various sectors of the aviation industry reflect her passion for general aviation. In previous editorial roles at AOPA Australian Pilot, Sport Pilot and AirSport, Kreisha has had the privilege of flying in – and writing about -a multitude of aircraft types, from a powered parachute to a PC12. Kreisha is currently a feature writer for Australian Flying magazine, as well as CASA’s Flight Safety Australia. As a private pilot, Kreisha has experienced an incredible array of aviation adventures, including flying solo across Australia in heels and lipstick to influence young female pilots; wing-walking on a vintage Stearman; flying in New Zealand, the UK, the USA and Austria; and interviewing a diverse and incredible cross-section of aviators. Now in her tenth year in the industry, she is delighted to continue her passion for writing about aviation as one of AOPA’s new digital editors.

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